Home/Car News

Brabham BT62R: Road-going racer revealed

The Brabham BT62 is now ready for the street, featuring a number of modifications to make the company's track weapon road-legal.

3 weeks ago
Comments
James Wong
Journalist

Brabham Automotive has created a road car based on its wild BT62 track monster.

The Brabham BT62R has been revealed, becoming the third member of the BT62 family and the sole road-legal version of the company’s supercar.

Available in both left- and right-hand drive, the BT62R features a number of changes compared to its BT62 Ultimate Track and BT62 Competition siblings, including:

  • Variable ride heights for driving on track and on public roads
  • New exhaust system for reduced cabin noise and compliant road noise
  • Air conditioning and heated windscreen
  • Optional speaker system
  • New front splitter and rear diffuser to accommodate road use and maintain track aero
  • New road seat design
  • Goodyear Eagle F1 SuperSport road tyres

Buyers can also opt for the BT62R Celebration Series, which comes in a specific livery commemorating one of Brabham’s 35 wins in Formula 1 racing, which adds the following:

  • 18-carat gold logos and badges.
  • Bespoke carbon interior, unique to each vehicle
  • An exclusive Track Pack, including a track rear wing, splitter and diffuser for fitting when required for track events

Each Celebration Series is exclusive in specification, with just one example of each of the 35 F1-inspired liveries to be produced.

Power comes from the same free-revving 5.4-litre naturally-aspirated V8, developing 522kW (700hp) and 667Nm.

The BT62R features revised engine mapping for road use Drive is sent to the rear wheels via a six-speed sequential transmission with paddle shifters, which like the engine mapping has been modified for road use – through revised gear ratios.

Inside, the BT62R features a more comfort-focused cabin to go with the road-going focus.

There’s a leather-lined cabin that can also be had in a mix of leather and Alcantara or full Alcantara, with contrast stitching throughout.

Driver and passenger are sat in carbon-fibre sports seats with harnesses in keeping with the lightweight ethos, while there’s increased storage, added heat and sound insulation, as well as an air-conditioning system.

Additionally, the BT62R gets all required lighting, mirrors and other necessary features for road use.

Despite being the road-going model, the BT62R still maintains the FIA-compliant chassis and carbon-fibre body as its track-focused stablemates.

The company has made revisions to the suspension system, front splitter, rear diffuser and rear wing for road use, and the roof-mounted air intake is unique to this model, too.

An inbuilt lift kit adds to everyday usability, offering 70mm, 90mm, 110mm or 130mm settings to navigate public roads and steep driveways.

First deliveries of the BT62R are due globally within the “coming weeks”, with Brabham Automotive confirming it’s already received multiple orders in both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres.

Click on the images for the full gallery


Share

Link copied!